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Speaking Engagements

let's make an impact together.

I am passionate about empowering individuals to walk out a life of purpose and fulfillment.  I do this through a myriad of ways, including motivational speaking, instructional training, and inspirational performances.  My vast professional experiences, which encompasses engineering, education, entrepreneurship, and entertainment, enable me to dynamically connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.


Steve Roberts, Career Tech Coordinator

My students really loved Derek's presentations on real-world topics.  His desire to motivate students to be their best is evident and his high energy garners everyone's attention.  He is a great role model for students desiring technical and business-related careers.

T'Sharin Moncrief, Non-profit Director 

Women of Refined Gold Inc. would like to thank Derek for hosting our 3rd Annual Masquerade, Unmasking the Abuse Domestic Violence Fashion Show.  He was an awesome host, and he kept the audience engaged.  His willingness to help us spread awareness through doing additional research of his own meant a log to us and the guests.  His enthusiasm is what kept the momentum going through every stage of the show.  He truly was an awesome host that simply met our every expectation.

Bryan Barnett, Educator

I know Derek to be an amazingly gifted speaker, actor, and comedian.  He is very passionate and charismatic about his art and skill set.  I know Derek to be a very loving and caring husband and father to his family.  Whatever is attached to him wins.  He is very kind and just an all around good brother.


past & present 

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